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Valerie Parlave, assistant director in charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Washington field office on March 13, 2014.

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Valerie Parlave, assistant director in charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Washington field office on March 13, 2014.

FBI’s D.C. Field Office Run by First Woman, With Eye for Detail

When FBI agent Valerie Parlave recalls the carnage of the Washington Navy Yard, the image that first comes to mind is a bullet-pierced sweater. It was three days after the Sept. 16 shooting rampage that left 12 dead and four...

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Democratic Mayoral candidate Muriel Bowser gives her victory speech in southeast Washington, DC on April 1, 2014.

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Democratic Mayoral candidate Muriel Bowser gives her victory speech in southeast Washington, DC on April 1, 2014.

Washington Corruption Yielding a New Mayor

“Corruption has no place in City Hall.” What a concept. Enough, it appears, to turn the mayor of corruption-plagued Washington, D.C., out of office this fall. Muriel Bowser, a 41-year-old D.C. Council member, has run over Mayor Vincent Gray in...

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Vice President Joe Biden visits a sign up site for the Affordable Care Act at the Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School on March 31, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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Vice President Joe Biden visits a sign up site for the Affordable Care Act at the Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School on March 31, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Biden: Health Insurance is Confusing

It wasn’t quite a “surge” of enrollees. Yet Vice President Joe Biden nonetheless stopped by a Washington, D.C., school that caters to adult English-language learners on deadline day for Obamacare enrollment. Prospective enrollees in President Barack Obama’s health care plan...

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Visitors look at the Apollo 11 command module inside the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

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Visitors look at the Apollo 11 command module inside the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

Smithsonian’s New Secretary: ‘Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity’

– Written with Mark Silva and updated March 11 at 12:35 pm EDT David Skorton, president of Cornell University and a cardiologist, will serve as the secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, the board announced today. This  will be the 13th...

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John Kerry, U.S. secretary of state, center, mingles with guests during the official state dinner in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 11, 2014.

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John Kerry, U.S. secretary of state, center, mingles with guests during the official state dinner in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 11, 2014.

Kerry, Cruz, Crist: Gridiron Collision

Put John Kerry on stage with one of the three senators who opposed his confirmation as secretary of state and an erstwhile Republican famous for hugging President Barack Obama, and you have Gridiron, an evening of  pointed humor at the...

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A pedestrian pauses to take a photograph, right, of the White House in Washington, D.C., on March 3, 2014.

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A pedestrian pauses to take a photograph, right, of the White House in Washington, D.C., on March 3, 2014.

Snow Blinds Washington — Hold Your Questions, Please

The snow that started falling on Washington before dawn has becoming something of a white-out at the nation’s capital, with fine flakes blown by blustery winds burying the district and surroundings in a blanket of silence. In a town whose...

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Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright play ruthless politicos in Netflix's "House of Cards."

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Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright play ruthless politicos in Netflix's "House of Cards."

House of Cards II: ‘Looking Forward,’ Real-Life Senators Say

Power. Sex. Betrayal. Those are just a few of the themes in Netflix’s vastly popular drama, “House of Cards.” Intrigue might run strongest in the nation’s capital, where lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are fans of the political...

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Congressional staff below a TV screen showing a perpetually increasing national debt as Janet Yellen, the new Federal Reserve Board chairwoman, appears before the House Financial Services Committee on Feb. 11, 2014.

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Congressional staff below a TV screen showing a perpetually increasing national debt as Janet Yellen, the new Federal Reserve Board chairwoman, appears before the House Financial Services Committee on Feb. 11, 2014.

Reid Pushes Debt Vote Before Storm

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid opened Senate proceedings today by calling for a vote on the debt-ceiling bill passed by the House last night. “”We should wrap this up today, Reid, a Nevada Democrat, said. “So I hope we can...

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L-R: Jay Stieber, Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, Senator Durbin and Richard Melman, Founder of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises.

Courtesy Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak and Stone Crab

L-R: Jay Stieber, Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, Senator Durbin and Richard Melman, Founder of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises.

Joe’s Stone Crabs (Steak Year-Round) Debut in Washington

Miami Beach, meet Washington. Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak, and Stone Crab made its debut in the nation’s capital last night — the menu a reflection of the fact that the stone crabs that have made the real Joe’s at the...

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Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos at a press conference on Jan. 29, 2014 in Jersey City, N.J.

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Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos at a press conference on Jan. 29, 2014 in Jersey City, N.J.

Peyton Manning: Colorado’s Tallest (6′ 4”) Mountain in ‘Broncos-Mania’

Colorado has 53 mountain peaks topping 14,000 feet. The Super Bowl-bound Denver Broncos have 53 active players. Now the governor of Colorado, in a fit of Super Bowl madness, is naming each of the mountains for each of the players....

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